Notes for the Road: Walk Georgia Blog

Getting Active During Work

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Find creative ways to include exercise in daily routines. This conference group added a yoga session to help kick their day off with a healthy start! Days at work are often stressful, and being active can reduce some of that stress. Regular activity also keeps your bones strong, improves how…
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CDC Recommends Activity Monitors to Boost Physical Activity

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Recently the Community Preventive Services Task Force*  (CPSTF)  recommended the use of interventions that include activity monitors to increase physical activity in adults with overweight or obesity. Physical activity interventions that include activity monitors provide participants with a combination of the following: Behavioral instruction in the form of counseling, group-based education, or web-based education Activity monitors that…
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Navigating Holiday Parties

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The holiday season is filled with all types of parties. While they can put you in a festive mood and allow you to catch up with family and friends, they can also derail your diet when finger foods and delicious beverages abound. Do you have to deprive yourself at these…
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Activity Monitors Recommended to Increase Physical Activity

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The CDC’s Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends interventions that include activity monitors to increase physical activity in adults with overweight or obesity. The recommendation is based on evidence from a systematic review published in 2016. ● Physical activity interventions that included activity monitors increased daily walking (step counts per…
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Blood Pressure Reading Basics

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Your blood pressure numbers and what they mean – Your blood pressure is recorded as two numbers: Systolic blood pressure (the upper number) — indicates how much pressure your blood is exerting against your artery walls when the heart beats. Diastolic blood pressure (the lower number) — indicates how much…
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Swapping ground turkey for beef: Is it always the best choice?

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Written by Hannah Wilson, BS, Graduate Student, Dietetic Intern, and Ali Berg, PhD, RDN, LD, Extension Nutrition and Health Specialist Turkey burgers, turkey meatballs, turkey tacos and other dishes made with ground turkey are popping up on restaurant menus, food blogs, and in cookbooks as seemingly healthy alternatives to their…
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